Prof. Col(Retd.) Anil Ahluwalia

Academic Director & Head of Quality Assurance

Prof. Col(Retd.) Anil Ahluwalia
Anil brings over 40 years of professional experience. He is currently a Master Trainer and recognised as an outstanding leader in the field of academic and commercial management. He was also actively engaged in training while serving in the Indian army and was delegated by the Indian government to form the Botswana Defence Force. Anil is currently spearheading all training programs, as academic director and quality head of Westford Education Group in the United Arab Emirates and all its branches worldwide. He is a very passionate trainer and takes immense pride in dealing with the most important resource, the human resource and believes that people sometimes limit their progress by building barriers with self-defeating prophecies and he enjoys assisting people to successfully overcome them.

Zawahir Siddique

Dean and Head of Blended Learning

Zawahir Siddique
Zawahir has over two decades of academic expertise in engineering and management sciences in teaching and advisory capacities. Throughout his teaching journey, he has facilitated a meaningful learning environment. Prior to Westford, Zawahir was the Academic Head of i2i Consultancy, coordinating International Leadership Initiatives for MBA students. Zawahir’s got a B.E. In Mechanical Engineering, and a M. Tech. In the field of Engineering Management. He is currently head of Blended Learning at Westford University College. He has lived and worked in India, the UAE, Malaysia and South Africa, pursuing a career in academic excellence, and has participated and published research papers at numerous international conferences.

Dr. Andrew Hambler

Chief Examination Officer – Westford UCAM DBA Programme

Dr. Andrew Hambler
Andrew is an experienced academic who has worked for 17 years in universities in the United Kingdom as a Senior Lecturer and Associate Professor. He studied for his doctorate at Durham University. Andrew worked with the Westford University College for many years as a partnership manager and link tutor and has a detailed understanding of the needs and expectations of experienced professionals undertaking study internationally. Andrew’s research is in the areas of labor law and human resources and he has a particular interest in religion in the workplace. He has published several articles, book chapters and a monograph. He started his career as an HR Consultant for the global financial services company PWC. For some years, he was an officer in the British Reserve Forces.

Dr Martin Eley

Emeritus Professor

Dr Martin Eley
Martin has over three decades of experience in management consulting and business, including with corporations in the Gulf area, followed by more than a decade in academia. He formerly served as Director of Marketing for Zurich International Solutions Europe and as Director of Investment Business within Centrica (including British Gas, Goldfish, and Automobile Association) Financial Services. Martin has also worked as a management consultant for clients such as Aviva Investors, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, and Ford Europe. He has also been a member of Price Waterhouse Coopers Business Turnaround Network and operated as the Chief Executive of a designated UK Public Corporation. Martin has conducted International Collaborative Research for European Union Initiatives, UK Government Departments, and other regional agencies in collaboration with many universities and prominent industry companies. He earned his master’s and doctorate degrees from Middlesex University in London and holds Fellowships in a range of professional institutes. He has held academic roles at Nottingham Trent and Birmingham City Universities, and as an external examiner at the other UK and European universities. Director of Corporate and Executive Education; Subject Team Leader for Management, Strategy, and Business; Director of DBA Programs; Director of Executive MBA Programs; and Associate Professor in Strategy and Management were all positions held at BCU. Martin created and led BCU’s DBA program and has served on the DBA Symposium steering committee with the British Academy of Management and the Chartered Association of Business Schools.

Paul Gulston

Adjunct Faculty

Paul Gulston
Paul has over 18 years of experience in the area of supply chain management, which enables him to acquire a comprehensive understanding of warehouses, strategic sourcing, inventory management and freight logistics. He has been a full-time practitioner for most of his career and has been passing his knowledge to students for the last 13 years. He holds an MSc in Procurement from the University of South Wales (UK), Postgraduate Degree in Higher Education (HE) at Greenwich University (UK) and is MCIPS eligible for the past 11 years. At Westford, Paul is currently the leader in many companies and project-based modules and supply chain management courses. Paul is designated as a dissertation supervisor for both undergraduate and MBA students with a research interest in operations and supply chain management.

Alan Lukose

Sr. Faculty& Strategic Management Specialist

Alan Lukose
Alan has nearly 20 years of experience in various roles, such as managing and consulting, including a decade of teaching and training experience. He contributed to the content development of numerous programs for a number of prestigious institutions. After completing his MBA at Western Michigan University in the United States, he worked with IT companies in contract staffing and IT project outsourcing. Following that, he worked as an independent HR consultant for IT firms, sourcing talent and meeting training needs. His passion for education led him to turn to teaching and training. Some of the courses, Alan has covered include strategic management, human resources development and management, organizational behaviour, marketing management and change management.

Dr. Lee Crofts

Adjunct Faculty

Dr. Lee Crofts
Lee is a seasoned academic with over 22 years of experience as a Senior Lecturer for the higher education sector. He earned his Ph.D. from Keele University in the United Kingdom. As a partnership manager, Lee has worked with multiple international partners across Sri Lanka, Oman, China, and Dubai throughout his career, including the Westford University College. H Lee has a thorough grasp of the requirements and expectations of seasoned professionals international students. His research areas are in the wide domain of organizational studies centered on Human Resource Management, with a focus on Hermeneutics, Identity, and Change Resistance. Lee also serves as an External Examiner in the United Kingdom, advising partners on quality assurance procedures. Prior to entering academia, he worked as a design and development engineer in the rail industry in the United Kingdom.

Dr. Raman Subramanian

Associate Dean & Head of  Institutional Realtions

Dr. Raman Subramanian
Dr Raman has 24 years of experience, in Senior Management roles, across South Asian banking & Financial Services sector. Prior to his expertise in research, he was designated Dy. Vice-President and Head of Training at HDFC Bank. Dr. Raman has served various leading MNC and Domestic Private Sector Banks through his long and fulfilling career in mid-and senior management capacities. With his expertise and knowledge, Dr. Raman is a senior faculty member of Westford and is active in the delivery of many General Management modules along with the exchange of applicable knowledge through accounting, finance, and risk management-based programs. He is also a renowned research supervisor; he assists, coaches, and directs undergraduate, and postgraduate students, on diverse ‘new age’ and ‘contemporary business research’ subjects.

Dr. Pradeesh Kumar

Senior Faculty and QA Manager

Dr. Pradeesh Kumar
Dr. Pradeesh Kumar is a multi-disciplinary scholar and professional with international experience, with roles in Direct, Indirect and Personalized Customer Support for Aviation; Retailing; ITES-Collections; Marketing and Consulting; Project Management. He is a thorough academician with a Pedagogy and Andragogy approach, both on direct and on-line platforms, managing students from multicultural environments globally. In accordance with his positions, duties and responsibilities, Dr. Pradeesh is accredited by more ITS than 20+ Global Organizations, Colleges, Authorized Agencies/Bodies for diverse skills. Dr. Pradeesh holds a Ph.D. in Strategic Management and Marketing and has published more than 20 academic papers/chapters.

Sufia Munir

Assistant Dean

Sufia Munir
Sufia has over 12 years of collaborative expertise in fashion, design and academia. She is a motivated and dedicated educator who is firmly committed to fostering a cohesive learning environment for students. Sufia is Pursuing PhD in Sustainable Fashion Development from The University of Salford, UK, exploring the challenges and forcing factors in market acceptance of new consumer models in the UAE. She is a senior faculty member for the HND and MBA courses, furthermore responsible for the internal art and design verification, the editor- in-chief of our monthly newsletter, and member of the Academic Review Committee, teaching and assessment.

Dr. Liza Gernal

Faculty & Course coordinator-DBA

Dr. Liza Gernal
Dr. Liza has over two decades of experience in small and medium-sized businesses surrounding zero waste management and environmental protection. She holds a PhD in Administration, a major in Human Resources Management, from the Liceo de Cagayan University. She also holds a second Ph.D. in Business Philosophy from the Liverpool University, UK. Her professional passion includes teaching Human Resources Management, International Business, Supply Chain Management, Organizational Behavior, Organizational Growth and Transformation, Imagination and Innovation, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and other business-related courses.

Abhijit Ganguly

Senior Faculty- UCAM DBA Programme lead

Abhijit Ganguly
Prof. Dr Abhijit Ganguly is a Chartered Fellow and Chartered Manager of the Chartered Management Institute, UK, Fellow of Higher Education Academy, UK, Certified Professor of the University of Northwest Europe, Netherland, Accredited Management Consultant and International Certified Trainer in Management and Leadership, USA. He comes with a vast experience of more than 25 years of global experience in multiple Industry verticals and Academic including organisational consulting, corporate training, lecturing, and guiding, supervising dissertations, providing coaching, and mentoring to Doctoral and MBA, Executive MBA, MA(Management) students at UK Universities for last 15 years. He is based in London and was working as a Dean & Director of Business Developments of British Canadian Institute of Higher Education campus in London and Toronto, Canada before joining Westford University College, UAE as Program Head-DBA. His specialization includes Strategic Management, Leadership, Strategic Marketing, Brand Management, Corporate Governance etc., Additionally, Dr Ganguly is a prolific speaker and researcher who participated and presented papers in various international conferences and published internationally 15 research articles on contemporary issues in Management and Leadership area in various International fully referred journals with high impact factor in Europe and USA.

Dr. Arpita Mehrotra

Assistant Dean

Dr. Arpita Mehrotra
Dr. Arpita is an academic and research enthusiast. She possesses broad experience in academia, research and administration at management colleges. She has an established track record of leveraging pedagogical theories and methodologies for planning, implementing and executing successful educational programs and integrating effective training methods, to deliver on-line and on-site lectures and training. In addition to being responsible for courses and teaching at Westford, she is also responsible for quality assurance of assessments, content and reviews of internal and external assessments, as well as affiliated issuers. Her core expertise in Non-Finance, Finance, Business Research Methodology, Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate Finance, Executive Accounting, Financial Planning, International Business and Finance.

Ankita Arathil Candoth

Associate Faculty- Fashion

Ankita Arathil Candoth
Ankita has more than 11 years’ experience in the fashion industry. She holds a master’s degree from the National Institute of Fashion Technology. Ankita is a talented and promising designer. She participated twice in the Amazon India Fashion Week where her creations were shown on the ramp. Before Westford, she worked as a Senior Designer for a well-known label Mantra. She has also participated once in South Indian Fashion Awards. She has judged a couple of fashion shows. She is a faculty member of the HND Art & Design program additionally responsible for Westford University College student registration.

Anam Shahid

Faculty & Course leader-(CCCU-BSC)

Anam Shahid
Anam Shahid is a former marketing and human resources professional with advanced certification in teaching English as a foreign language. She is a certified reviewer and an accomplished internal auditor. She has been a keynote speaker and a lifetime member of the Eurasian Research Conferences in the past and has educated delegates in the armed forces for strategic management and leadership. She is an official contestant in the Guinness World Record set in the United Arab Emirates. She holds three academic publications and is an inspiring PhD student. Anam has lectured on subjects such as Business Environment, Business Resources, Business Communication, Organizational Behavior, Human Resources Management among the others.

Dr. Shankar Subramanian

Faculty & Business Development Manager- Institutional Business

Dr. Shankar Subramanian
Dr Shankar Subramanian Iyer is an astute and result-oriented engineer, management, and finance expert with nearly two and a half decades of comprehensive techno-commercial experience in sales, marketing, business development, and CRM with profit accountability across various sectors including Engineering, Construction, Mining, Projects, Finance, and Education.Lately, he has been developing program and course curriculum, Quality Assurance for Business, Engineering, and Vocational Courses (KHDA), and assisting in their delivery after receiving approval from the sponsors (Dubai Municipality, Mohammed Bin Rashid Housing Establishment, Dubai Electrical and Water Authority, Dubai Road Transport Authority, Dubai Aluminium, Dubai Petroleum and Gas, and Academicians (EDEXCEL). Dr Shankar has also worked for QAD on TVET Approvals as an Internal Verifier and External Reviewer.His research interests include Blockchain in Education, Data Analysis, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality, and Augmented Reality.

Parag Tikekar

Adjunct Faculty

Parag Tikekar
Parag Tikekar is an Engineering Graduate in Electronics & Communication from the Delhi Institute of Technology, followed by an MBA in Finance & Marketing from the prestigious Indian Institute of Management in Lucknow (1997 batch). He has a career spanning more than 2 decades in the Financial sector in the Gulf covering, Retail & Commercial banking, including product & segment management, market research, analytics, wealth management and CRM. Parag has been teaching a diverse range of Management subjects for more than 5 years now, where he combines his educational background with practical work-experiences to provide an invaluable learning combination for his students who comprehend the application of academic principles to their professional deliverables.

Vinu Wilson

Faculty

Vinu Wilson
Vinu is a passionate Lean Operations and Systems professional with a research interest in Logistics Management. He was formerly associated with a major research project on collaborative social authoring services funded by the Institute of Science Technology and Management, a research collaboration by Christ University (India) and Indo-Korea Science and Technology Centre (KIST- South Korea). Vinu has taught Management Control Systems, Management Information Systems, Operations Research to MBA students. He possesses an ability to communicate and reframe complex issues by effectively orchestrating change using systems thinking.

Thomas Dembinski

Adjunct Faculty

Thomas Dembinski
Thomas is an executive management advisor, partner, mentor and instructor, who has contributed to the continuous improvement and growth of successful organizations in various market sectors with proven leadership and organizational skills across multi- Cultural, private and publicly held International organizations, and a multitude of SMEs. Partner of the Operations, Sales and Business Support teams, with a strong business sense focused on sustainability, benchmark practices and metrics, efficiency and growth. Besides, Thomas has experience working for the US government and the GCC. Thomas teaches MBA levels and mentors varied startup organisations within the GCC.

Dr Jazla Fadda

Adjunct Faculty

Dr Jazla Fadda
Dr Fadda is an eminent public health expert with numerous national, regional and international credentials. In addition to her education in dentistry, she obtained her master’s degree in public health, MPH, from the University of Liverpool, UK. Dr Jazla also has a remarkable contribution in the field of academia, she has wide experience in teaching as a faculty member for graduate students in Public Health, Health System Management, Hospital Management and Health Economics at the Center for Strategic Health Studies affiliated with UK Liverpool School of Tropical Medicines. She has also worked as a consultant with WHO, helping to develop the Global Program for Urban Health Equity. Dr Jazla continued her passion in academic discipline by joining American University in the Emirates/ Dubai International Academic City- the College of Business Administration as the head of “HHM” Hospital & Healthcare Management Specialization, she was also a member of the Academic Administrators & Assurance of Learning Committee, and the main teaching faculty member of HHM specialization courses. Dr Fadda has also joined Westford University College as an adjunct faculty teaching Healthcare Operation Management at MBA in Healthcare Management Program, and Post Graduate Diploma in Healthcare Management & Leadership Program.

Felix Mascarenhas

Adjunct Faculty

Felix Mascarenhas
coming soon

Charvi Bhatt

Adjunct Faculty

Charvi Bhatt
Charvi, a former UAE Women’s Cricket Team Captain, brings not only academic and also strong industry background. A cricket commentator, with more than 50 international matches played live on all television channels, has collaborated with well-known names on the market. Prior to Westford, she was an Associate Faculty at Amity University in Dubai and worked in a number of capacities at sports competitions around the UAE. Charvi is currently pursuing her PhD in Sports Administration with an emphasis on Gender Roles Shifts, and Leadership Roles in Sports. Presently, Faculty, for Business and Sports Administration at Westford. She specializes in inspiring young people to break down stereotypes, to do the extraordinary.

Tausif Amir Mulla

Senior Faculty & Course Leader

Tausif Amir Mulla
Tausif has 7 years of experience, in the corporate sector and almost 4 years in academia. In his distinctive teaching style, which combines humor, technology and movies, he exudes his passion for teaching, and the result is a deeply committed classroom that promotes critical thinking and lifelong memorable experiences. He moved from the management of promotional budgets worth millions of Dirhams to the development of new minds in the business world. He is in the process of completing his Ph.D. and is Google accredited trainer in the UAE, as well as a digital marketer and an avid blogger.

Dr. Masroor Alam

Senior Faculty

Dr. Masroor Alam
Mr. Alarm Masroor has over 18 years of experience, in the Field of, Higher Education, across three countries. Leading up to Westford Alam, he worked as a research and development consultant at Prim Box LLC, Dubai. In addition to his teaching skills, Alam is also an expert in the areas of leadership, development and quality assurance. He has served at Amity College, teaching business programs as an adjunct prof. He has also collaborated with the MENA College of Management, University of Modern Sciences, Skyline University, Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology, Business Research Methodology, Human Resources Management, Organizational Behavior, etc. Alam has successfully handled leadership, collaboration, and policymaking in the last six years. He published 9 and delivered 5 academic papers at national and international peer-reviewed and peer-reviewed journals/conferences.

Anushka Lydia Issac

Faculty & Course leader-L3 Foundation

Anushka Lydia Issac
Anushka, a dynamic professional, seamlessly intertwines her roots in Engineering with the pragmatism of Business Management. Currently a faculty and program leader for the Pearson Level 3 Foundational Program at Westford, she is also pursuing a Ph.D. in Business with Management, specializing in Flexible Work Arrangements. Anushka holds a ‘Fellow’ (FHEA) status from the Higher Education Academy, UK, is a Certified Management & Business Educator (Chartered Association of Business Schools) and possesses a Pearson Level 4 Certificate in Leading the Internal Quality Assurance, enabling her to provide a holistic and quality-driven learning experience. Her intellectual footprint extends to various publications in Scopus indexed books, including reputable publishers such as Springer and Emerald. Anushka is not just a passive contributor but an active participant in the academic discourse, having attended numerous conferences and presenting her research at esteemed forums. As a passionate communicator and people-centric individual, she goes academics, actively contributing to the organization of diverse events like panel discussions, colloquiums, and workshops. She is involved in the active mentoring of students for various inter and intra university competitions, sculpting the leaders of tomorrow. She has attended various conferences as a speaker, judged public-speaking events, and engaged in insightful interviews with distinguished authors, including the esteemed Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam. Through a blend of experiences, humor, and technology, she aspires to transform today’s aspiring students into the progressive leaders of tomorrow adept at resonating with both younger students and experienced professionals. Anushka represents the perfect blend of academic excellence, managerial acumen, and a passion for nurturing the potential within each student she encounters.

Jessica Pius

Faculty

Jessica Pius
Jessica has seven years of academic and business industry experience. She holds an MBA from the Dr. DY Patil School of Management in Mumbai and a Bachelor of Science in Hospitality from the University of Mumbai. She helped establish autonomous businesses for the blind in rural India and participated in competitions such as ENACTUS with these projects. She has also, been the moderator of the national and collegiate level panel discussions on social issues with prominent business tycoons of India. In addition, Jessica is a certified personality development trainer and has conducted a variety of workshops and seminars in the same field. Along with her ability to use wit and values, she believes it is important to impart theoretical concepts related to real-life situations with ease. Jessica believes in being a friend, philosopher, and guide who instill confidence through education.

Shaa Ista Francke Mukaddam

Faculty & Course leader

Shaa Ista Francke Mukaddam
Shaa Ista hails from a financial management background with experience in research and administration. She is a research enthusiast and has a passion for writing. She has published journals on core finance topics such as financial analysis, capital structure, and corporate governance. She has a strong understanding and comprehension of teaching and working with adults. Shaa Ista is a people’s-oriented person and will deliver the utmost best to her students. She is currently a Ph.D. candidate and is pursuing her Doctorate in the role of financial technology in the banking sector at a well-known university in South Africa.

Dr. Fernando Jr. Erana Reyes

Faculty & Course leader (Media, Culture and Communication)

Dr. Fernando Jr. Erana Reyes
Dr. Fernando Erana Reyes Jr. is a faculty member and the Program Leader for the BA (Hons) Media, Culture, and Communication Studies (LJMU) at Westford University College. With over 20 years of cumulative professional experience, he has held positions as a Vice President/Group Manager, Media Practitioner, Radio Jock, and Academician with a diverse background in Strategic HR Management, Media, Culture, and Communication. In the business world, he is renowned for being an excellent source of top management strategies and effective advice to CEOs, Boards of Directors, and Administrators. He has an exceptional reputation for spearheading the cultural and organizational transformation and has received several accolades for Workplace Innovation and Excellence, including Sheikh Khalifa Excellence Awards, HR Excellence Awards, Superbrands UAE, and others. In academia, he was named one of the Top Filipino Educators in the United Arab Emirates (Finalist, Filipino Times Awards 2019). He has worked on many initiatives, including, the establishment of famous cinema, and media academic institutions in the Philippines, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Los Angeles.

Dr. Benita Veronica

Faculty & Course leader (Computing)

Dr. Benita Veronica
Dr. Benita is an Assistant Professor with more than 8 years of experience in Higher Education. She has a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Mother Teresa University. She also has a master’s degree in both computer engineering and computer applications. She has combined commitment to student accomplishment with a passion for research, presenting, and publishing at conferences and in peer-reviewed publications. Dr. Benita oversaw undergraduate and graduate courses for overseas students and has also made substantial contributions to assisting students in building project portfolios and partaking in student mentoring. Artificial Neural Networks, Artificial Intelligence, and Digital Image Processing are among her research interests.

Dr. Ansarullah Tantry

Faculty

Dr. Ansarullah Tantry
Dr. Ansarullah Tantry teaches the BSc Business Psychology (LJMU) program at Westford University College. He has over 9 years of expertise in the field. He began his career as a counselor and special education teacher in 2012 and was later offered a lectureship. He works with the Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) in India as a Research Investigator beginning in 2013. He created the Picture Perception and Discussion Test, which is a psychological tool for assessing personality (PP & DT). He also received the Best Paper Award from SMBS, Canada, at an international conference. He graduated from Barkatullah University in India in 2019 with a Ph.D. in Psychology. His review investigated how positive psychological elements influence organizational behavior. He has served as an Assistant Professor at prestigious institutions such as Punjab’s Lovely Professional University, Mumbai’s Amity University, and the University of Kashmir. He has over 20 peer-reviewed papers in major international magazines. He has written various works, notably The Personality Theories (2020), Theories, and Systems of Psychology (2020), and others.

Dr. Renaldo De Jager

Senior Faculty and Business Development Manager- African Region

Dr. Renaldo De Jager
Senior Faculty and Business Develop Dr. Renaldo de Jager earned a Doctorate in Technology and Innovation Management from The Da Vinci Institute. With a total of 2 decades of experience as an international management consultant in a variety of sectors, his knowledge is dispersed throughout many consulting businesses across the world. His main focus is on increasing effectiveness and efficiency, as well as increasing productivity and lowering operational expenses. Dr Renaldo provides students with much more than just theory, thanks to his academic credentials and experience in the field. He contributes significantly to the academic field by examining the application of theories and the benefits of doing so, as well as the outcomes. Renaldo has a life-long learning approach, and in addition to his academic pursuits, he keeps up with current events to be educated about many businesses throughout the world by interfacing with and consulting with a diverse group of clients and influencers.

Dr. Khyati Marwah

Faculty

Dr. Khyati Marwah
Dr Khyati Marwah is an academician and researcher with 15 + years’ experience in university education system. She is a doctorate in computer science & engineering and has published more than 15 research articles in reputed Scopus indexed journals, conferences. Artificial Intelligence, Data Science, Soft Computing, Machine Learning/Deep Learning/Decision Making Systems are some of her areas of interest. She has taught courses from several domains to undergraduate and postgraduate engineering students utilizing a structured lecture plan, demonstration, discussion groups, laboratory work, seminars, case studies, field assignments, and independent group projects as per University Curriculums. She has also held positions such as Training and Placement Coordinator, Post Graduate Program Academic Coordinator, and many more over her academic career. She enjoys keeping up with academic disciplines through research and/or involvement in professional organizational activities, as well as performing research in her field of specialty.

Vinita Mane

Faculty  & Course coordinator

Vinita Mane
Vinita has more than 6 years of experience working for renowned companies in India and the United Arab Emirates. She holds a Master of Science in Clinical Psychology and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Journalism, & English Literature from Bangalore University. She is pursuing a doctorate at Lincoln University presently. She is a licensed educational professional in the UAE, by the Ministry of Education. She has also spent the last 5 years as an external examiner. She is a therapist with a license and is a hardworking and self-driven individual. Her major goal is to encourage people to attain their greatest potential and be the best version of themselves by using her subject as a catalyst. She works at WUC as a faculty member and course coordinator for the BSc Business Psychology degree, which is associated with the Liverpool John Moore’s University, UK.

Victoria Lowe

Adjunct Faculty

Victoria Lowe
Victoria has been working in the arts industry for almost 13 years. She is driven by creativity, with a concentration on textiles, fashion, and education, and she is at her best when presenting stimulating lessons to her students. Victoria has a bachelor’s degree in Fashion, Materials, and Technology with honours from the Manchester Metropolitan University. She has worked in the fashion industry, including Fashion Marketing, Fashion Buying, and Garment Technology. Renegade Marmalade, a fashion boutique and label she founded, created catwalk clothes for Toni & Guy and Andrew Collinge.

Sumithra Viswanath

Faculty

Sumithra Viswanath
Sumithra is an experienced academician with expertise in teaching, course, and curriculum development in areas such as Marketing and ‘Business Management. Her pedagogical competence includes extensive knowledge in developing learner-centric teaching material while adopting a blended learning style and conducting program reviews. She boasts over a decade of prowess teaching at UG and graduate levels. As a project supervisor, her proficiency lies in her ability to connect with students at all levels and build on their research interests. She has a penchant for producing interesting and engaging assessments likes imulation-based assessments, Poster Presentations, and video assessments to cater to different learner styles. She is also a seasoned corporate trainer who specialises in sales, marketing, and personal development. She has conducted seminars and workshops for major corporates in Oman and India who want their employees to have a positive impact at the workplace. Her research interests lie in the field of sustainable marketing, digital marketing, adult education, and entrepreneurship.

Dr Neetha J. Eappen

Senior Faculty

Dr Neetha J. Eappen
Neetha has two years of industry experience and over 18 years of post-graduate teaching experience, of which close to 15 years have been as faculty member in the Operations domain at Rajagiri Business School, Kerala, where she also served as the Chair of the PGDM programme. As head of the EFMD Programme Accreditation team at the School during the eligibility phase, she played a key role in getting the PGDM programme of the School the eligibility to enter the accreditation process. Her research interests are in the areas of humanitarian operations and servitization. She has authored four case studies, published and distributed by Ivey Publishing. She has been a visiting international scholar at Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, USA and Nazareth College, Rochester, USA. An alumnus of T K M College of Engineering, Kerala, she has an MBA from the University of Kerala and holds a PhD in Management from Cochin University of Science and Technology.

Dr. Bindu Nair

Assistant Dean

Dr. Bindu Nair
Dr. Bindu has over 20 years of experience in higher education, including more than 10 years in the United Arab Emirates. She holds a PhD in Management and an MBA in Finance, with a focus on Finance and Strategy. Her prior experience as Acting Dean of a renowned UAE university provided her with extensive knowledge of launching and managing UAE Ministry of Education-accredited programs. She also has a strong background in curriculum development and quality assurance.  For her paper presentations at numerous national and international conferences, she has earned multiple best paper awards. She is a Senior Faculty and Course Leader at Westford University College.

Asier Baquero

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

Asier Baquero
Asier has experience in managing city and resort hotels in Europe, the Middle East, Latin America, and the Caribbean. With diverse experience in multi-unit, pre-opening, opening, and management, he possesses a diverse set of skills. Asiers specializes in team building, customer service management, sales, excellent financial performance, and owner satisfaction. Throughout his career, he has demonstrated exceptional attention to detail, style, innovative thinking, strategic future planning, and team motivation. Besides his extensive experience and exposure, Asier has also taught at UCAM University, Les Roches Marbella, Zaragoza Hotel Management School (Spain), University Ciego de Avila, University Central Las Villas (Cuba), and Amity University (India), and has served as a reviewer for several indexed journals.

Dr. Soofi Anwar

Associate Dean

Dr. Soofi Anwar
Dr Soofi Anwar is currently serving as the Associate Dean at Westford University College. He has over 21 years of experience in higher education teaching and academic leadership positions, having worked at leading universities in UAE, Bahrain, and India. Dr Soofi is a Senior Fellow of Higher Education Academy- (Advance HE) -UK. He holds a PhD in Management and an MBA in Marketing & International Business. He has been conferred the prestigious Middle East Education Leadership Award, as the Best Professor in Management in 2018 in recognition of his academic excellence and exemplary leadership in higher education. Dr Soofi has several research publications to his credit including a patent.

Rupinder Pal Kaur

Associate Faculty

Rupinder Pal Kaur
Rupinder Pal Kaur is an academic professional with more than 6 years of experience in university education, teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students. She has a total of 9 years of experience with multiple domains. She has completed her Bachelor’s in Computer Science Engineering and Master’s in Computer Science Engineering from India. Her research areas encompass computer graphics and image processing. She also has expertise in Computer Science Applications, Computer networking and communication, Business and management, and Project management. She has a demonstrated history of devoted teaching and has garnered numerous honours from peers and colleagues. She has also been a key member of various academic teams and has experience establishing university curricula, content development, assessments, and evaluations. She has also made a substantial contribution to helping students build their project portfolios and participate in student mentoring and counselling. She is currently employed as an Associate Faculty with Westford University College.

Chathuri Madhushika De Silva

Associate Faculty

Chathuri Madhushika De Silva
Chathuri is a seasoned education professional, who specialises in marketing and entrepreneurship. She is a certified marketer with more than a decade of diverse experience working in operational and leadership roles in the education and healthcare industries. She has demonstrated unique teaching and coaching skills in the areas of marketing and management and aims to promote a hybrid learning environment. Her industry experience as a marketer and an organisational leader has alleviated her academic career with proven records in guiding and helping undergraduate and professional students.  She has hands-on experience in academic administration, curriculum development, institutional reviews, and preparing and leading qualification audits with affiliated foreign awarding bodies and international global partner universities. Chathuri is currently reading for her PhD and is passionate about exploring the fields of Influencer Marketing, Sustainable Consumer Culture, Fashion Marketing, Throwaway Consumerism and Consumer Psychology.

Diana Perera

Associate Faculty

Diana Perera
Diana is a versatile and enthusiastic Talent Development Practitioner, Corporate Trainer and Public speaker with years of corporate experience and a demonstrated history of academics. She has worked within the Hospitality, Manufacturing and Healthcare industries. She’s passionate about teaching and training for results and Competency Development of individuals and teams that are required by businesses to function smoothly. She holds a bachelor’s in management from University College Dublin (Ireland) and her Master’s in Business Administration is from PIM Sri Lanka. She’s professionally qualified in HR and Talent Development (Sri Lanka). She has worked extensively with schools and educational institutes in Sri Lanka, in conducting Personality Development, Image Consultancy, Leadership & Career Guidance programs for students and individuals in need as a personal interest.

Amritha Subhayan Krishnan

Faculty

Amritha Subhayan Krishnan
Business & Media Faculty and the Creative Head of IDI-Oman Film Production wing, with over 13 years practitioner profile specialized in Idea conception, Storyboarding, Production, and Post-production, Video editing, Budgeting, Scheduling and Crew Management. Worked in Corporate, Art, Media, Television, and educational sectors in Europe, UK, UAE, Oman, and India; returning to academia to impart knowledge gained from hands-on experience. Currently exploring the novel research area encompassing Artificial Intelligence and Media Economy and got her research proposal approved with the Manchester Metropolitan University’s Department of Computer Science on the topic “Blockchain Enabled Smart Contracts in Film Production”

Dr. Divakar G M

Senior Faculty

Dr. Divakar G M
Dr Divakar GM is a competent professional with 22-plus years of corporate experience in MNCs and large business houses in India. He has been teaching in reputed academic institutions in India and abroad. He holds a PhD (marketing), MPhil (management), MBA (marketing) and a Bachelor of Engineering (industrial and production). He is pursuing his second PhD in the pharmaceutical retail supply chain. He has completed a funded monograph project in building a WMS model. He has been an invited panellist for “Future of Learning and MBA 2.0”. Recently, he has been a session chair for an international conference in, the USA and presently assisting as an editor for a Springer Encyclopaedia project. He has played key roles in building new market segments, setting up warehouses, estate planning and space utilisation management. His key strengths and passion include steering business analysis, mentoring start-ups, agile leadership, incubating innovation and demeanour collaborative research in peer-reviewed journals. He was awarded the Best Faculty for imparting innovative pedagogy at the School of Business and Management.

Meenakshi Dhoundiyal

Associate Faculty

Meenakshi Dhoundiyal
Meenakshi has more than 12 years of experience as a teacher, faculty and subject coordinator and has worked with many renowned institutions in India and the UAE. Her expertise is in teaching, course and curriculum development in areas of  Accounting, Business and Management. She holds a Master of Commerce with a specialization in Business Management and Accounting and is pursuing her PhD in Commerce from Banasthali University, India. Her areas of research are financial literacy and saving and investment trends in today’s world. Her pedagogical competence includes extensive knowledge in developing learner-centric teaching material while adopting a blended learning style and conducting program reviews. Meenakshi has a penchant for producing interesting and engaging lessons and assessments to cater to different learner styles. She has been organizing Financial Education Workshops and webinars with the help of local banks and other institutions for the students and faculty to make them financially smart and more aware. She’s focused on becoming a creative and resourceful educator to enhance higher-order thinking, apply a positive and effective teaching style to increase students’ performance and bring about a wholesome development among the student community and in the process, aid in preparing them for future challenges

Bethoven Magante Filomeno

Faculty

Bethoven Magante Filomeno
Bethoven Filomeno, a licensed academic professional having 18 years of teaching experience in both basic and higher education. A graduate of both Bachelors and Master of Arts in Education at the Philippine Normal University Manila and Masters in Development Communication at the University of the Philippines. Currently he is a faculty for Media Culture and Communications at Westford University College. Aside from being in the teaching field, he is also a creative media practitioner focusing on film and media production, photography, design thinking, visual and fashion communication. His passion in both the academe and media field made him recognized and hailed as one of the 300 Most Influential Filipinos in the Gulf in the year 2020 by Illustrado Magazine under the Thought Leaders category. He is an active member of the Media Education Association, Philippine Association for Communication and Media Research, Inc. and the Filipino Communicators Collective in the UAE where he serves as a member of the learning and development team. 

Sunny Varghese

Senior Faculty

Sunny Varghese
Prof. Sunny Varghese has over 20 years of corporate training expertise and 10 years of real-world project management experience that bridges the gap between corporations and academia. He has held positions with prestigious companies including KPMG, Ericsson, and the governments of Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Numerous internationally recognized Train-The-Trainer and Project Management Certifications have been conferred to him. He has been a qualified Virtual Trainer since 2014. He is also skilled in project management, operations management, human resource management, quality management, and risk management. He has lived by the adage “teaching is all about learning.” He believes, what is ultimately important is neither what is taught nor how it is taught, everything comes down to the learning process and it application in real life.

Madhyama Gandhi

Faculty

Madhyama Gandhi
Madhyama is an experienced academic who has been working in the education industry for over 8+ years in the UAE. She is a qualified Level 3 Assessor and a Level 4 Internal Quality Verifier in academics. She has completed her Bachelors in Management with specialisation in Human Resources and Masters in Education from the University of Wollongong in Dubai. She has been teaching and creating curriculum content specialising in Educator Training and Management Leadership for reputed centres in Dubai, UAE. She started with humble beginnings inside a classroom as a teaching assistant a decade ago and eventually studied plus worked towards becoming a Senior Lecturer in various Teacher Training institutes locally. She is an experienced course and team coordinator/leader in the instruction area along with being a faculty and Assessor for these programs. Her experience also includes working in accordance with the highest guidelines set by international government bodies like Ofqual, NCFE and CACHE in the United Kingdom and Internally Auditing the qualifications to meet these standards. 

Dr. Firoz Khan

Senior Faculty

Dr. Firoz Khan
Dr Firoz has 27 years of experience, in Senior Management roles, across Higher education, Fashion Luxury retailing, advertising and band management in Indian, Middle Eastern and Canadian markets. While working with multinational organizations he has served in many senior positions as Fashion Buyer, Merchandiser, Brand Manager and Executive Director of an AICTE approved Business School offering PGDM program in India. Passionate about higher education, training and teaching, he has developed many training programs for corporates and startups. MBA in Marketing and PhD in Business Administration from Savitribai Phule Pune University Firoz also holds his MSc. in International Fashion Marketing from Herriot Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.  As a senior faculty member of Westford and he is active engage in the delivery of many Management, fashion and marketing modules along with the exchange of practical knowledge through brand management, strategies, advertising and retail management programs. He is a research supervisor and a published author and has published many research papers in quality research journals.

Nadeesha Dilrukshi Thilakarath

Associate Faculty

Nadeesha Dilrukshi Thilakarath
Nadeesha is a passionate educator with over five years of experience in the higher education industry in both the contexts of academic and administration, who is skilled in lecturing various subjects in related to Business Management and Administration discipline. She is skilled in teaching students from diverse socio-cultural backgrounds with the use of effective contemporary lecturing techniques to prepare her students to excel in the dynamic business world and nurture them to become compassionate and enthusiastic professionals. She is also experienced in working with qualifications awarding bodies, partner universities, and higher education authorities in international context. Nadeesha was awarded the Outstanding Performances Award and the Academic Excellence Award as she obtained her bachelor’s degree in business and management studies from the Cardiff Metropolitan University – UK. She also possesses an MBA from the University of West London. Nadeesha is currently reading for her PhD with an enthusiasm for researching sustainable entrepreneurial practices, consumer behavior and psychology, and organizational culture.

Dr. Amit Kumar Singh Bhadoria

Associate Faculty & Assistant Manager- Student Services

Dr. Amit Kumar Singh Bhadoria
Dr. Amit K Singh holds a PhD, M.Phil., Master’s, and Bachelor’s degree in Sports Biomechanics and Sports Science. He has 16 years of expertise in sports academics and administration. In 2006, he began his career as a Kinesiologist and Assistant Professor in India before moving to Dubai and joining the UAE Land Forces as Sports Manager in Tawai Murah, Dubai. He also worked as the Sports Manager at Amity University, where he taught Sports Psychology to HAAS students and oversaw all administrative and operational duties relating to student sports/services. Dr. Amit was an assistant professor and director at the Lovely Professional University in Punjab, India, before he joined Westford University College. In addition, he has presented over 9 research papers and published 10 research publications across varied National and International Conferences.

Bhakti Deshpande Mulye

Associate Faculty

Bhakti Deshpande Mulye
Bhakti has a background in both Psychology and Economics. She pursued her Masters’s in Counseling Psychology and has been working as a counsellor in India and a psychology lecturer in the UAE for the past 6 years. She received training under the guidance of top psychologists in India and completed her clinical counselling training at Sahyadri Hospital Pune. Her research during her Masters focused on “Spiritual Intelligence among Young Adults.” With extensive counselling experience, Bhakti has worked with over 250 clients globally and conducted more than 400 counselling sessions. Her expertise includes family therapy, CBT, mindfulness, adolescent counselling, and couples therapy, among others. She is passionate about promoting mental well-being and has delivered workshops and seminars on various mental health topics to organizations, schools, and colleges. Currently, Bhakti is an associate faculty for psychology subjects at Westford University College.

Dr. Maher Alndiwee

Senior Faculty & Course Leader

Dr. Maher Alndiwee
Dr. Maher Alndiwee, a distinguished Senior Faculty at Westford University, brings a decade of impactful academic research and teaching. Beginning at Damascus University, he extended his influence on the University of Stirling in the UAE. With a formidable academic foundation, he contributed five years to remote research and development at Rachis Systems, Malaysia, highlighting his global competence. Proficient in modeling, algorithm design, hardware integration, and implementation, his expertise spans academia and industry. Notably, he led students to secure second place in the competitive UAE Robot contest, showcasing exceptional leadership. Recognized with prestigious awards and publications in IEEE Access, his commitment to real-world challenges is evident in the RAK municipality project. Driven by passion for education and technology, he excels across academia and industry, leaving a profound impact.

Sakeena Naureen Ashraf

Associate Faculty- Fashion

Sakeena Naureen Ashraf
Sakeena is a seasoned professional with over four years of experience in the dynamic fashion industry. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the National Institute of Fashion Technology and a master’s degree from Amity University. Notably, she received the Best Designer Collection award during her undergraduate studies for her innovative work on traffic police uniforms. Sakeena has also worked on projects with renowned brands in Milan, such as Red Valentino, Vespa, and WGSN. In her role as a designer at Raymond’s export division, she managed over 10 international brands and the Pitti Uomo show. She is an active participant in international conferences where she presents her research on emerging technologies and functionality in fashion. Sakeena is committed to nurturing students, imparting practical knowledge, and fostering creativity to prepare them for success in the ever-changing fashion field.

Dr. Heather Goode

Adjunct Faculty

Dr. Heather Goode
Dr. Heather is a highly experienced professional in higher education, research, and management, with a strong background in Education and Business. She works as a faculty member at business schools, where she teaches, supports faculty development, and supervises academic activities. Dr. Heather specializes in helping students transition into higher education, coaching adult learners returning to academia or pursuing post-graduate studies, and ensuring the quality of online courses. Dr. Heather holds a Doctorate in Education and her research centers on developing students’ critical thinking skills and enhancing faculty professional development. She is currently in the process of turning her doctoral work into a book. Additionally, she serves as an external chair for an academic board and has a history of publications in her field.

Surabhi Roy

Associate Faculty -Psychology

Surabhi Roy
Surabhi Roy is a versatile professional in the field of psychology, both as a practitioner and researcher. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with Management from Heriot-Watt University, and later pursued a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities in Poland. In addition to her formal education, she has actively sought out various opportunities to expand her knowledge and skills. These include completing an internship at the American Wellness Center, participating in a course titled “Everyday Psychology,” and obtaining accreditation in Adolescent Mental Health First Aid. Surabhi’s career has included roles as a Mental Crisis Advisor and Counsellor, providing her with valuable firsthand experience in the complexities of psychological practice. However, her passion for research and the ever-evolving nature of the field drew her towards scholarly pursuits. Her dedication and interest in the subject matter are evident through her published work in reputable journals and websites. She has contributed articles to publications such as the “International Journal of Indian Psychology,” the “National Alliance on Mental Illness,” “Inspire the Mind,” and “Resources to Recover.”

Dr. Ginu George

Associate Faculty

Dr. Ginu George
Dr Ginu George is passionate about delivering high-quality education and research for over 10 years in the field of human resources management, organisational behaviour, business communication and research methodology for undergraduate and postgraduate students. Holds a PhD in Commerce (HRM & OB) and an MPhil in Commerce (Marketing) from Christ University, Bangalore, India. Dr Ginu have more than 10 Scopus-indexed publications and a prolific record of presenting research papers at international conferences, showcasing a commitment to advancing knowledge.” Additionally, Dr Ginu George is currently guiding two Ph.D. scholars, providing mentorship and guidance to the next generation of researchers. Beyond academia, also comes with 3 years of practical experience as HR contributing to employee engagement, and talent acquisition. Through the combined experience as an educator and a practitioner, Dr Ginu aims to bridge the gap between theory and practice, and to contribute to the advancement of knowledge and skills in the field of HR. 

Dr. Lakshmi Sree Kailasam

Senior Faculty

Dr. Lakshmi Sree Kailasam
Dr. Lakshmi Sree Kailasam, a seasoned professional with over 15 years of experience in Information Technology Engineering and Business Management, holds degrees in Engineering, MBA, and Professional Doctorates in Management. Her expertise spans diverse domains, from Cyber Security to Cloud Computing, with notable proficiency in Project Management, Agile methodologies, Data Analytics, and Software Development. Adept at theoretical and practical teaching, she engages students at various levels, contributing significantly to technological advancements through webinars and seminars. Dr. Lakshmi’s innovative problem-solving and acclaimed career in global conglomerates reflect her commitment to education, emphasizing the intersection of technology and management practices. Her certifications include Lean Project Management, Scrum Master, Six Sigma, and ISO Internal Auditing.

Dr. Dewald Toerien Scholtz

Senior Faculty and Course Leader

Dr. Dewald Toerien Scholtz
Dewald is an accomplished and dynamic senior management professional with over 20 years of extensive working experience. His expertise lies in successfully directing organizational planning and development through strategic initiatives and programs. Throughout his career history, Dewald has demonstrated proficiency in managing talent selection practices, implementing process improvements, fostering staff development, and enhancing employee relations. His established success in supervising and guiding teams positions him to make a significant contribution to any organization. Dewald boasts a diverse industry exposure, having worked across various sectors. His comprehensive experience spans the following industries: Consulting, Mining, Agriculture, Fisheries, Multi-media, Financial Services (Investment, Insurance, Advisory), Energy, Aviation, Manufacturing, Construction, Telecommunications, Standards bodies, Military and Psychology practice. Dewald’s rich and varied background equips him with a unique set of skills and insights that can be applied to academia, bringing real-world experience and a global perspective to the learning environment.

Dr. Ramya Nair

Manager- Academics

Dr. Ramya Nair
Dr. Ramya is a dedicated and student-centered mentor with over a decade of experience in HR, Lecturing, Academic Operations, Curriculum Development, and Team Management. She brings expertise in overseeing Student Affairs, Corporate Relations, Immersion Programmes, and Student Outreach activities. Dr. Ramya holds a Ph.D. in Human Resource Management, a PGDBM, and a Masters in Business Studies from Savitribai Phule Pune University. Additionally, she has earned an Executive MBA in HR from ISBM, Pune, India. With a robust academic background, Dr. Ramya has edited six conference proceedings and authored more than 20 research papers published in reputed Scopus indexed, National, and International Conference journals. Notably, she has secured a Copyright for her work on “Evolving Culture of Employee Engagement through Innovation.” Her contributions have garnered various academic and social honors. Dr. Ramya has played a crucial role in shaping the curriculum for PGDM and MBA programs at Savitribai Phule Pune University and AICTE, India. She has also served as the NAAC & IQAC Coordinator at the Arihant Institute of Business Management in Pune, India. Her expertise lies in subjects such as Leadership & Management, Talent Management, Corporate Wellness and Resilience, and Personal & Professional Development.

Dr. Navami Sudarsanakumar Leena

Faculty

Dr. Navami Sudarsanakumar Leena
Dr. Navami is a dental professional with extensive experience in healthcare management, public health, and leadership. Recently, she served as the Assistant Course Director for the BSc Public Health apprenticeship program at Coventry University in the UK. Her roles also include lecturing and supervising dissertations for MPH and MSc Healthcare Management courses at various UK institutions. Navami is actively involved in both online and on-campus teaching, hosting courses on the Future Learn platform. She has contributed to curriculum development and quality improvement boards at multiple UK universities. Recognized as a Fellow of Higher Education Academy UK and The Royal Society of Public Health, she holds an honorary lecturer position at Brunel University and has been a visiting lecturer at various UK universities, specializing in Health and Leadership courses. Her educational background comprises a bachelor’s in dental surgery from India, an MBA in Healthcare Management from the UK, and a PG Cert in Higher Education Teaching and Learning. With around eight years in UK academia, Navami brings a wealth of knowledge from her prior roles as a Resident Medical Officer and Consultant Dentist in India. She is deeply passionate about integrating constructive alignment into session design and has a specific interest in action-based approaches, particularly in the realm of inquiry-based activities.

Dr. Aruna Ranasinghe

Senior Manager- Academics

Dr. Aruna Ranasinghe
Dr. Aruna Ranasinghe is a highly experienced Senior Academic in the United Kingdom with expertise in Learning and Teaching, Academic Management, and Quality Assurance in Higher Education (HE) and Further Education (FE) institutions. Currently holding numerous senior positions, including roles at OfS registered institutions in the UK and collaborations with HE providers worldwide, Aruna oversees HE academic operations. His roles also extend to being an External Examiner and working with Ofqual-regulated awarding organizations, serving as an External Quality Assurer and Academic Management Reviewer. Aruna is a Certified Management & Business Educator and a member of various professional bodies. With over two decades of experience as an HRD practitioner in the corporate world, Aruna holds degrees from prestigious UK universities. He is passionate about CPD, EDI, CSR initiatives, and has a personal interest in cultural diversity, having traveled to over 45 countries.

Dr. Shaziya Islam

Associate Faculty

Dr. Shaziya Islam
Dr. Shaziya Islam a highly accomplished professional in Computer Science and Engineering, holds a Ph.D. along with B. Tech and M. Tech degrees. With a rich academic journey spanning 13 years she has made significant contributions to the field through extensive research and numerous publications in reputable journals. Specializing in  Machine learning ,IOT  ,Data mining  and Data Science ,their expertise is complemented by a solid foundation in teaching. Driven by a passion for advancing knowledge, they continue to be a leading figure in academia, fostering intellectual growth and making valuable contributions to the academic community.

Poonam Heryani

Senior Faculty & Teachers Training Consultant

Poonam Heryani
With over three decades of dynamic leadership and expertise in teacher education, K-12 education, curriculum design, and school administration, Poonam has consistently championed innovative approaches to curriculum reform, instructional strategies to encourage critical thinking and strategic planning. She is recognized for her ability to develop comprehensive teaching models and foster collaborative environments. Poonam is a regular speaker at national and international conferences and workshops. Currently she serves as the collaborative programme lead for MALED, MAED and PGCEi courses from Liverpool John Moores University at Westford University College, UAE. She is also the Lead Quality Assurer for NCFE CACHE, UK Courses. Poonam’s current research interest relates to ‘Leveraging Artificial Intelligence for Educational Transformation’. 

Nasvi Kareem

Associate Faculty

Nasvi Kareem
Nasvi has over 7 years of teaching experience and expertise in the fields of STEM education, Robotics, and AI. She is very motivated, dedicated, and hardworking towards the aim of bringing out a well-advanced generation equipped with the tools and benefits of AI. She is an expert trainer in teaching corporate and working professionals on the applications of  AI and Data science. She is a Certified Python Trainer with much in-depth knowledge of the different fields of applications. She has completed her Master’s in Technology specializing in Electronics and Embedded Systems from a reputed University based in India. She has publications on Data interpretation, Advancement in Health sectors based on IOT aspects, and applications of Biomedical Science. She has played an important role in teaching secondary students in various robotic Projects and leading as a Head of Department in one of the popular schools assisting and coordinating the advancement of Technology. She has a well-devoted history in dealing with both secondary-level to working professionals in various sectors dealing with all the mentioned subjects. She played an important role in mentoring undergraduate students during her journey as a faculty in her home country.

Rachana Swapnil Bagade

Academic Assessor

Rachana Swapnil Bagade
Ms. Rachana is an experienced educator and assessment specialist in management education. With an MBA from Karnataka University and over 10 years of teaching, she combines academic knowledge with practical insights. She fosters critical thinking and practical application of management concepts, utilizing dynamic teaching methods. Her expertise in assessment ensures meaningful evaluation aligned with learning objectives. Actively engaged in professional development, she empowers students to excel as future leaders in business and management.

Bhavna Rajaram Pathare

Academic Assessor

Bhavna Rajaram Pathare
Ms. Bhavna is a highly skilled Academic Assessor with a dedication to ensuring quality and precision in her work. She has completed her Master’s of Science degree in Microbiology from Savitribai Phule Pune University. She has completed her Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology from Fergusson College, Pune. She brings a solid foundation of knowledge to her role, coupled with three years of invaluable experience in healthcare management and academic assessment. Her expertise lies not only in evaluating processes and outcomes but also in providing constructive feedback and guidance for improvement. She approaches each assessment with thoroughness and integrity, striving to uphold fairness and accuracy at all times.

Dr. Roshan Jameel

Associate Faculty

Dr. Roshan Jameel
Dr. Roshan Jameel is an academician and researcher specialized in the field of Computer Science and Engineering. Holding a Ph.D. in the field, she brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to her role. Dr. Jameel is committed to fostering innovation and excellence within the academic realm. Her dedication to academic excellence is further evident through her numerous publications in reputable journals and conferences, covering diverse topics. Dr. Jameel’s commitment to lifelong learning is evident through her pursuit of numerous certifications and active engagement in faculty development programs. Her unwavering passion for education and innovation distinguishes her as a highly esteemed member of the academic community, contributing significantly to the advancement of Computer Science and Engineering.